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EAC Youth Cycling in Support of Regional Integration: Tour d’EAC 2019

The 3rd Tour d’EAC was flagged off on 1st August, 2019 at the Independence Monument in Kampala by Uganda’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for EAC Affairs, Hon. Dr Ali Kirunda Kivejinja, and the Tanzanian High Commissioner to Uganda, H.E. Aziz Ponary Mlima. The Tour d’EAC 2019 covers 4,300 km around East Africa over a…
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East African Music Hits the World: IIDEA Project Hakuna Kulala Won’t Let Us Sleep

Hakuna Kulala is an Incubator and a digital label for Young Producers in East Africa. Through collaborations they are building bridges within the region, creating opportunities to collaborate, to travel, perform and develop a strong regional identity through music. The incubator is the baby of our IIDEA partner Boutiq Foundation, an Ugandan community-based arts and…
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Are we Powering Profitable Trade? Inclusive and Sustainable Participation and Empowerment of Women in Trade

IIDEA Partner DMT tested solutions to overcome unprofitable trade targeting women trader cooperatives as well as the women traders’ transactions through the Women Cross Border Traders’ Cooperatives Accelerator Project. Now we can take a closer look at the lessons learnt and best practices. Great strides have been made in facilitating trade in the East African…
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IIDEA Call for Projects is open: APPLY NOW!

IIDEA is an initiative which incubates small-scale regional integration projects, proposed and implemented by civil society, private sector and other interest groups in East Africa. It is cross-border in nature with projects involving at least two EAC Partner States. IIDEA provides technical and financial support for implementation and marketing of eligible projects. The initiative is…
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Private Sector and Civil Society in the Republic of South Sudan ready to grab the Opportunities and Benefits of the EAC Integration Agenda

Making Integration Real for Private Sector and Civil Society in South Sudan! The EAC Secretariat with the support of GIZ organized a two day Sensitisation/Training Workshop for private and civil society sectors on the Opportunities and Benefits of Regional Integration held on 4th to 5th June, 2019 in Juba. IIDEA Senior Adviser Joyce Kevin Abalo…
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Youth in Action: IIDEA Partners Showing the Way for the AU

Three partners of IIDEA attended the 2019 Pan African Youth Forum in Addis Ababa which launched the ‘1 million by 2021’ Initiative aimed at addressing the need to make African Integration relevant to young people of the continent. The conference was organised by the AU and participative sessions with the over 400 young people attending…
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Standing Strong for Women in the EAC Integration: IIDEA Puts Focus on Women Empowerment

One of the major guiding principles in achieving the EAC integration is a people-centred and private sector led development as provided for in the Treaty for the establishment of the EAC. The GIZ-EAC Programme “Support to the East African Community Integration Process” is committed to supporting equal participation and representation of the interests of women…
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IIDEA Project ‘The EAC Market Place’ offers the first Sector Guides now: Time to Enter the Market!

The EAC Market Place, an IIDEA project implemented by AfriTrade & Enterprise Advisory Services (ATEAS) provides SMEs in East Africa with tailored sector specific trade and market information. Now the first two Sector Profiles for Finished Leather Products and Processed Fruit Juice in the East African Community have been published and disseminated. Through the EAC…
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Women Cross Border Trader Cooperatives Empowered to Transform the Lives of Women

The IIDEA Project “Cooperatives Accelerator” has developed an EAC women cross border traders’ cooperatives accelerator model for nascent EAC women traders’ cooperatives. DMT has previously sensitized over 4,800 women traders in Uganda on the EAC trade rules and regulations in a 3 months period. The majority of the women were unaware of their rights under…
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Citizens Doing the Extraordinary: Impact Video of the IIDEA Projects

IIDEA | The Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa creates possibilities for citizens to engage in regional integration. We provide technical, financial and promotional support to innovative and pioneering projects that highlight and contribute towards East African integration. The East African Community (EAC) is an inter-Governmental Organization of six Partner States: Kenya, Uganda,…
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